Congress For Peace - Vienna 1952 [Book]

Contributed by Buffalo Joe

Congress For Peace - Vienna 1952 [Book]

This book is a record of the Congress Of The Peoples For Peace - Vienna December 12th-19th, 1952.

The Congress brought together people from 85 different countries.

My father Alexander Mckechnie was a member of the Congress presiding committee, alongside Jean-Paul Sartre, Paul Robeson, Pablo Neruda, Diego Rivera, Louis Aragon & others.
I was given the middle name Paul after Paul Robeson.

My father was at this time the leader of the Liverpool Dockers Union, a CP member & local community activist.

The Picasso poster for the 1952 Congress can be seen at Tate Liverpool's 'Picasso - Peace & Freedom' Exhibition [til 30th August 2010].

It was my visit to the Picasso exhibition in Liverpool Albert Docks that took me back to the book that connects my father, a Liverpool docker, via Vienna to the poster up on the wall of The Tate.

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  • 1. At 20:33 on 6 March 2011, a moore wrote:

    My father also spoke at the congress.Was also from Liverpool and a docker but at the time worked at manchester docks his name was alfred moore

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  • 2. At 22:39 on 6 March 2011, a moore wrote:

    Can anyone tell me where to get a coppy of Congress of the peoples peace

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  • 3. At 12:03 on 31 August 2011, Buffalo Joe wrote:

    Just spotted comments, I'll check book for Alfred Moore.

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